25/02/2017 Sportscene


25/02/2017

Celtic v Hamilton, Ross County v Aberdeen, Partick Thistle v Hearts, St Johnstone v Kilmarnock, Motherwell v Dundee, Dundee Utd v Morton and Inverness v Rangers. With David Currie.


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Good afternoon and welcome to the Results Show:

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Or if you like the football news where you are, where I am,

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where Steven Thompson and Allan Preston are,

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Scores, reports, results a wee bit of action -

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and lots of insight from our aforementioned guests.

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Let's start with a burl around the grounds.

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John Barnes, Fir Park, a lot happening? A dominant display by

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Dundee has Vergne 5-1 in front. Zak Jules with an own goal after seven

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minutes. It looked like quite a level game. Mark O'Hara chipped in

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to make it 3-1. Craig Wighton blasted in number four for Dundee

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before Marcus Haber got a double in the last few seconds of the period.

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As often happens with a side so dominant, it is Dundee 5-1

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Motherwell. The bottom club are in action at Celtic Park. Richard

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Wilson is there for us. Celtic are in complete control of this

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scoreline. They have scored twice. They have come from Moussa Dembele.

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In the first half, a lovely pass of individual skill. He lifted the ball

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in over the net of the goalkeeper. Kieran Tierney was tripped. Leigh

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Griffiths is now coming off the bench to make his return to the

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side. Scott Davies next, he is watching Aberdeen in second place

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against Ross County. They are leading by a goal to nil. Who else,

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it is Adam Rooney. Two good chances leading by a goal to nil. Who else,

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to score. Ross County have played pretty well but if you don't take

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your chances then you pay a penalty. I don't know what he was doing but

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he miscued an attempt and Rooney was lurking to get a deflection on it to

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have Aberdeen leading by a goal to nil with a chance to move nine clear

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of Rangers. Lets see who is at Firhill. Partick Thistle two,

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thing-macro nil. Heart of Midlothian were looking for a response. Partick

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Thistle totally deserving of their 2-0 lead. There was sloppy

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defending. Liam Lindsay has made it 2- 04 Partick Thistle, firing in

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from close range. The player was sent off for mouthing at the

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referee. It sounds like a good day for Kilmarnock. Kilmarnock would

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dominate. They went ahead after Mackenzie's first goal. The Saints

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keeper beat down Kris Boyd free kick. It was salmon ahead who put

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Kilmarnock ahead a few minutes ago. Zander club will not be happy. --

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Clark. Second versus fourth in the Championship. Charlie Mann is it

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Tannadice. Morton have the lead at Tannadice. A terrific goal for David

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Gill though. They are really doing a number on Dundee United in this

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match. United pushing hard for an equaliser but Jim Duffy's side are

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holding on at the moment. If they could win this game they will go

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second in the Championship, testament to the excellent work. A

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big game at the bottom of the table. Brace yourselves, Steven Thompson.

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Over two Chip. To is noisy and nervous but it is marvellous for St

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Mirren. They lead this game by a goal to nil. John Sutton timed his

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run to perfection, cracked the offside trap. I thought he had gone

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wide but he got the ball in from an incredibly narrow angle. It is a

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huge scoreline. If they win this they will cut the gap on Ayr United

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by five points. But Ayr United are battling back. The attendance 10,000

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217. Nearly half the crowd have come down from Paisley. There is ten

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minutes to go. That is a huge scoreline but it does not come

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anywhere near close to the Fir Park scoreline. Stephen? It is quite

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incredible to be honest with you. The Motherwell defending in that

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first half was an absolute joke. As well as Dundee played, Motherwell

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conceded 17 goals in the last four games. It is not acceptable. It has

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been dreadful. I think it will be very difficult for Mark McGhee to

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survive this. The fans will be on his back and rightly so. At home

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Dundee have only won twice on their own. It was only a few weeks ago

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they lost by seven goals. Is this the worst defeat? Guess,

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because it is at home and it is one of the teams who are around them in

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the lead. It is not one of the so-called stronger teams like

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Rangers. It is a team they should be on parity with. Don't take anything

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away from Dundee, they had a great result against Rangers last week. I

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think Marcus Haber has made a big stance since he came to Dundee. He

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is a physical presence and he has scored a couple of goals and he will

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be looking for a hat-trick. Mark McGhee under scrutiny, so to Ian

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Castro. 2-0 down. They have been poor. I have watched that again

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today. There is a lot of work to go on at Tynecastle. Ian Castro has a

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big job. They were second and playing decent football and now they

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are going backwards. They are lucky St Johnstone are losing or they

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could find themselves in fifth place. To mention some -- St

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Johnstone losing, Kilmarnock are 2- up. An incredible opening goal from

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Rory McKenzie. It was an absolutely special goal. I am really pleased

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for Lee McCulloch. I hope he takes the job on a full-time basis. To the

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top two now, we usually start at the top and work our way down but we

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have been doing them in reverse order. Aberdeen Alpes on up against

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Ross County and Adam Rooney on the scoresheet. Ross County have been

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giving a good account of themselves. If you look at all the goals of the

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weekend, there has been a catalogue of errors right through every single

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game. Zach Jewels has been dreadful for Motherwell. Stephen Anderson,

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Andrew Davies goes on the wrong foot for the goal for Aberdeen and Zander

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Clark, it has been a really poor day for goalkeepers and offenders. We

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don't know what is happening there. We have not got pictures coming in.

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It is fairly predictable that Moussa Dembele opens the scoring. Hamilton

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have not won. When you go to Celtic Park or one of the bigger clubs, can

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you get to 0-0 at half-time to frustrate the crowd? The weekend's

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other Premiership match was played last night.

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It was the club at the bottom against the team in third place.

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Inverness, who hadn't won a game since October, at home to Rangers,

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who had taken just one point from their last three matches.

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It turned out to be a Black Friday for the away team.

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You made the journey up their, Steven? Road-macro a defence if the

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state gives them this opportunity for defence in the second-half

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Rangers battled back into the game. Interesting penalty. There was a

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yellow card for this challenge. A good finish. Inverness grabbed the

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bull by the horns and won penalty. There was an opportunity to win the

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game when you are at the bottom of There was an opportunity to win the

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the league, you're never going to There was an opportunity to win the

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get a better chance than this to get all three points. However, real

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moment of inspiration from Billy McKay. Credit McKay for that. What a

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superb overhead kick. A goal worthy of winning any game. You can see

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what it means to Richie Foran and Inverness. It was not all over for

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them. There was still one moment in the match. There was a call for a

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penalty kick. It hits his chest and it hits his hand, certainly hits his

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hand on the way out. Rangers may find themselves a bit unlucky. What

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a way to mark the 1000th match for Caley Thistle. They have got a

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point. Caley, you showed them last week and there was a bit of

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determination about them. Hamilton are losing today. The Accies have a

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really tough game. There is a run for the Accies. We can hear what the

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Caley Thistle manager Richie Foran had to say when he spoke to our man.

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I didn't think we would get another chance. I would have been happy with

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a draw but with the likes of Billy McKay on your team who can score

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a draw but with the likes of Billy from anywhere, one chance and one

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goal. It is a wonderful finish, an overhead kick, of the post as well,

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makes it feel more special. You have talked about belief and the faith

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you have in the players, you must have confidence that you can really

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kick on from this result? Of course, I have said this all along, huge

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desire and hunger. We showed a lot of quality tonight, particularly

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with the two finishes. We have been a long time at the bottom of the

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table. Weaker players would have crumbled. There is a huge desire,

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hunger, bravery. We kept the positives. We knew the results would

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be coming. We have two fine results against two top teams, Rangers and

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Hearts. Things are looking up for Caley Thistle. Not so Rangers. We

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hear news of the mystery adviser that Graeme Murty has got. I don't

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know, it is a mystery to me! I don't know if Allan knows anything. It was

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a strange thing for Graeme Murty to say. You heard Richie talk about

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character. He showed so much character in the game. That was the

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one thing that was missing, character. There were three games

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against Hearts, Rangers and Celtic. A lot of people said will they get

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any points out of these three games? They have already got four which is

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a big surprise. I think Celtic is too far.

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Now there's one Championship match this evening.

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It's the team at the top of the table against the team in sixth.

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Hibs at home to Dunfermline, It kicks off at 5:15

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but our reporter, Brian McLauchlin, is already in position

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You'll hear more of him throughout the match on Radio Scotland later,

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Good evening, David. Many of the Hibernian fans are still celebrating

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the cup success. Not so manager Neil Lennon who has emphasised promotion

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to the top flight 's Scottish football is the number one priority.

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The current league form has them heading back to the Premiership,

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unbeaten after 11 games and with a healthy lead at the top of the

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Championship. Two changes made for dumb firmly. Andrew shinny and

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Humphrey. Hibernian have had one defeat in 14. Despite the good run

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of form they are ready four points of the relegation play-off spot.

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Allan, chance for Hibs to increase their lead at the top? I would

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expect kids to go and beat them. It will be a tough game. A quarter past

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five kick off. I expect Neil Lennon's side to kick on. I think

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they will win the league by ten points plus. Raith Rovers, Ayr

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United, Neil Lennon expressing his opinion. You thought it was

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tactical. Genius. He wanted to give them a wee rocket before the cup

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game and certainly worked! John McGuinness's performance in

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particular? John was outstanding. Hibs were excellent, all over the

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party. We touched on this in the Derby. When Hearts won the cup in

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2012, there were new players. Then there was a manager who had never

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managed at Easter Road and it showed with the experience.

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At the bottom, St Mirren are looking good, too -- zero away to Ayr United

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in a match they had to win. It was a must win game. -- 2-0 away to Ayr

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United. If they had lost, it would have been curtains. As good as. It

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is a massive show of character from St Mirren. Dundee on course for a

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good result at Motherwell in the Premiership this afternoon. Can you

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update as? It is still 5-1. How often have we seen a team being

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dominant in the first 45 minutes and then failing to add to their tally

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in the second period? That has happened for Dundee. Motherwell have

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made a better impression on the second, but a double from Marcus

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Haber, another from Craig Wighton, Henrik Ojamaa, and an own goal from

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Zak Jules gives Dundee at 5-1 lead. Zak Jules with the -- Louis Moult

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with the only goal for Motherwell. Let's go to Celtic Park. Celtic

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should be the up. They are leading 2-0 through goals from Moussa

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Dembele. It has been a pretty slow pace in the second half. Gary

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Mackay-Steven has seen running shot saved. The only thing for Hamilton

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to cling onto was a penalty claim. The attacker went down under a Scott

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Brown challenge, but the referee said it was a dive and he was shown

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a yellow card. Onto Pittodrie, where Scott Davie is

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keeping us updated on Aberdeen against Ross County.

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Adam Rooney's 17th goal of this season is separating the sides with

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a few moments ago. Aberdeen on the counterattack in the transfer Miles

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Storey. He hits it over the bar end into the richer Donald stand. He has

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come on as a substitute. It probably would have been Jayden Stockley, if

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he had been fit, but he damaged his shoulder against Kilmarnock last

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week. Miles Storey has not made much of an impression. Ross County will

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be frustrated if they lose this game. They have defended well. A

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lapse of concentration by the captain, Andrew Davies, is why they

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are drilling and looking at the points return of just four from the

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last 24 available. Let's get the latest from Firhill

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Stadium. It is 2-0. The Hearts head coach, Ian Cathro, looking for a

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response after that dismal Edinburgh derby defeat. It has not come this

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afternoon in Glasgow, Kris Doolan opening the scoring for Partick

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Thistle, his 98th goal of all time for Partick Thistle. It looked like

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he would get more in the first half. He had a couple of opportunities to

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reach 100, but it did not happen. Hearts were woeful, Lennard Sowah

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looking like a fish out of water centre-half. There has been a

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dismissal for two bookable offences. Partick Thistle are deserving of the

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three points this afternoon. Let's go to McDiarmid Park. It looks

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like Kilmarnock are heading for all three points away to St Johnstone.

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We are into stoppage time. St Johnstone have not had much punch.

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They have just had an effort over the bar from Chris Kane. It was a

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Rory McKenzie goal in 35 minutes, and then a header from Conor Sammon

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at the far post which to easily beat the keeper in my opinion. That is

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the score at the moment and this is how it looks like it will finish.

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We can go back to Pittodrie. It is full time between second placed

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Aberdeen and Ross County. Let's hear how it finished. It was

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1-0. The old football cliche that the good teams manage to win some

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are even when they're not playing well, that was the case for Aberdeen

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today. They have not been at the level they have been at recently,

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but it is still ten victories in the last 11 games. Nine points ahead of

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Rangers, 14 ahead of Hearts, 15 ahead of St Johnstone in the race

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for second place. I think it is pretty much race over but I do not

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imagine Derek McInnes will give us that point of view at the end of

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this match. Adam Rooney with a flick in the six yard box. It was a ball

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played in by Kenny MacLean. Andrew Davies, the Ross County captain,

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should have cleared. He got himself in a muddle. No clean sheets in the

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last 11 games for Ross County. They defended well and lost Paul Quinn at

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the end, their central defender, to injury at half-time. It did not

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help. They passed up good opportunities. Andrew Davies Miss

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two opportunities. Craig Curran sent on over the bar. They go to

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Tynecastle in midweek. Aberdeen go to Hamilton on Tuesday and can

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extend their lead over their rivals if they get a victory.

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1-0. Much less close-run at Fir Park and the match between Motherwell and

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Dundee. It is all over. Yes, it is 1-5. It

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all started with Zak Jules, with an own goal after only seven minutes

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when he headed over the top of his own keeper, Craig Samson. Louis

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Moult level things up midway through these first-half, but Dundee went on

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a scoring run, Marcus Haber, then Mark O'Hara adding the third. Craig

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Wighton got on the act before Marcus Haber got his second on half-time.

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Motherwell were booed off at the interval. They were better in the

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second half with Craig Clay having shot saved by Scott Bain, but

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Motherwell in the midst of our relegation battle after this 5-1

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thrashing Dundee. Dundee maintained their spot in the

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top six. We're going to McDiarmid Park. St Johnstone against

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Kilmarnock has finished. Let's hear about that. All over. 2-0

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Kilmarnock. It was impressive performance against shot shy St

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Johnstone. Boyd tested Zander Clark as early as the fourth minute with a

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free kick. The goal was only delayed. Kilmarnock went into the

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lead after Rory McKenzie's 12 minute effort, speculative shot from 35

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yards that went over the head of the Saints keeper, Zander Clark.

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Kilmarnock should have added more. There was an effort which Kris Boyd

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got in with a free kick, which was beaten away. Conor Sammon had a 20

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yard shot an 80 minutes. In the second half, since only effort from

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the first half, on 60 minutes. They struggled. They were shot shy. Conor

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Sammon put it beyond doubt on 71 minutes. He nodded down the cause.

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The keeper was slow to get to it, I minutes. He nodded down the cause.

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thought. It went past him at the far post.

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Did you like I pretended I did not know I was on screen when I was

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listening? Definitely I will be listening to

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Charlie Mann now with news of Dundee United and Greenock Morton.

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1-1. One point apiece, probably about right in the way the game went

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at Tannadice. There was brewing around the stadium at half-time

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because Morton were in front, taking the lead on 39 minutes, Lee Kilday's

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fourth goal of the season. The corner from Ross Forbes was deep

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into the box, and Lee Kilday had lots of time. In the second half,

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United change things. They went for it and equalised an 83 minutes from

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a corner. Mark Durnan was the score, his fourth of the season as well. I

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am not sure he knew how you scored it. Ping-pong in the box and the

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ball ricocheted against the defender, against the legs of Mark

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Durnan and into the net. It finished 1-1. It is as you were in the league

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standings, but the big winners could be Hibs, who are playing this

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evening. At Firhill Park this afternoon, the

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big winners were Partick Thistle. Yes, 2-0. It was a dreadful

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disappointing performance from Hearts. The headlines will be about

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Ian Cathro again. This was a great performance this afternoon from a

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three points desperately first stop three points desperately first stop

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-- desperately. Kris Doolan came up with the goods again today, scoring

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early on to put Partick Thistle on the road to victory, turning smartly

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in the box to hook Lee Sharpe into the net. He could have got a

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hat-trick in the first half, which would have taken into a century of

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Partick Thistle goals. Some smart goalkeeping from Hamilton kept him

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at bay. Hearts were not in this match. Lennard Sowah moved to

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centre-half from centre back. match. Lennard Sowah moved to

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looked like a fish out of water and the Hearts defending was hesitant.

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They were toothless upfront. They were much more toothless when

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Goncalves got himself sent off. The first booking was for motoring off

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to the referee, the second for a late challenge. That was the last

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thing that Ian Cathro's side needed. Liam Lindsay got the second goal,

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the least that Partick Thistle deserved. A great three points

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following up their victory last weekend against Hamilton. Putting

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the derby day disappointment behind them was the task for Ian Cathro's

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Hearts today. They have not done that. Back to the

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Championship and Chick Young. He was watching the match between Ayr

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United and St Mirren. The great escape key beyond. St

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Mirren have cut the gap at the bottom of the Championship to five

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points with a 2-0 victory over Morton -- over Ayr. Second-half

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goals from John Sutton and Lewis Morgan gave the Paisley club hope.

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They still have a game in hand over their relegation rivals. John Sutton

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timed his run to perfection to break the offside trap. There was a news

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-- there was a nervous period first million before Lewis Morgan got

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another, with a break. The St Mirren support was fantastic today, almost

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half the crowd. They have left the stadium believing St Mirren can

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produce a miracle, the great escape at the bottom of the Championship.

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Lots of work to be done. Ayr will say, we are still five points ahead.

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It is going to be dramatic. My heart is pumping.

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That is a good thing. Take it easy. We will listen to Richard Wilson,

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who was watching Celtic against Hamilton, top against bottom.

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It was 2-0 to the side of the top, Celtic's impressive march towards

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the title continues. They were not that there are buyers today compared

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to other towns this evening -- this season, but Moussa Dembele was

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impressive on his own, opening the scoring with a well taken individual

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goal, spinning away from us Donati before lifting a shot into the

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corner of the net from 25 yards. The second goal came when Kieran Tierney

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was brought down inside the penalty box by Massimo Donati. Moussa

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Dembele scored the penalty. Celtic are top of the table and Hamilton

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are bottom. At the end of the game, immanent Revista ahead turned out by

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Craig Gordon. The bottom six looks to be

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separating. They were all bunched up, but you're looking at Ross

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County, Motherwell, Inverness and Hamilton. Yes, great results for

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Partick Thistle and Inverness. Hamilton have a really difficult

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five games coming up, albeit one is in the cup. Ross County are not in a

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great run. They have not won a match this year. Motherwell as well,

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conceding goals for fun. Inverness have momentum. Four points in the

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last to make the game. They will play Celtic in midweek and that will

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be difficult, but they have momentum if they want to get out of this. It

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be difficult, but they have momentum is looking bad for Motherwell. Yes,

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the goals they're conceding, the lack of fight in the team. To lose a

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home game 5-1 is unacceptable. I will be interested to hear what Mark

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McGhee says post match. He must be under massive pressure. It is not

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good enough. He will be shell-shocked, lost for words. He is

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never lost for words. He was after the Rangers game. This is a tough

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managerial period for Mark McGhee. He has got to turn it around. The

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managerial period for Mark McGhee. Motherwell fans will be spitting

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feathers. To lose five goals against a team that you should be in and

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around in the lead at home, it is dreadful. Three points away from the

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bottom with the worst goal difference. Stephen

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McManus was injured for today's game. He is an experienced player

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for them. He has been playing well they have been haemorrhaging goals.

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Yes, no excuses. It is the lack of defending. Dreadful. So cheap. At

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the top of the table, Aberdeen, it victories from nine. They have had a

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great weekend with Rangers losing last night, Hearts and St Johnstone

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losing. Aberdeen are nine clear of Rangers, 23 goals ahead of them.

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They are basically ten ahead of Rangers. First is gone and second is

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almost gone as well. The top six almost selects itself apart from the

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last spot, between Dundee, Partick Thistle and Kilmarnock. There are

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only 56 points between Ross County on them. There is a long way to go.

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The first five are set in stone. Partick Thistle had been creating

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chances and not taking them for a long time. Now they are getting

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among the goals. -- among the goals. Kris Doolan is a good player. I like

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Partick Thistle, and Alan Archibald is a good manager. They have a good

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team. Right, time for the classified results round-up.

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The Inverness Caledonian Thistle Rangers match was played last night.

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To -- two matches have been postponed because of the weather.

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Time now for a look at the league tables.

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A huge win for Dundee. At the bottom of the table, Hamilton dropped to

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the bottom after Caley Thistle's 2-1 win over Rangers last night.

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Motherwell and Ross County, it is looking a bit dicey for them.

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Livingston's match was postponed today. Alloa Athletic are now nine

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points behind them. Stenhousemuir's game was postponed.

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Another win for Chelsea. Their game is postponed this weekend. Tottenham

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Hotspur played tomorrow. Liverpool play Leicester on Monday. The bottom

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of the table looks like this. Leicester City dropping into the

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bottom three. Brighton Hove Albion have a chance

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to unseat Newcastle United, they are still to play this weekend. A big

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gap between Rotherham United and the others at the bottom of the

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Championship. Right, folks, we have time to hear

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from the biggest winner of the day perhaps, Paul Hartley Dundee spoke

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to John Barnes after their 5-1 win at Fir Park.

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How pleased to which you with your team's performance today? Yes, in

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the second half, we told them at half-time to make sure not to

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concede any goals. Sometimes when you have a commanding lead that

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concede any goals. Sometimes when happens but all in all the players

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were outstanding. It was good for the players leading up to the goals?

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We had some good combination play. It was pulled off today. The overall

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team performance again was excellent.

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I am always getting Fir Park and Firhill confused! Paul Hartley does

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not seem elated with that win? He is playing it cool. That is a wonderful

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result for him. It was the same team last week who beat Rangers and today

:36:19.:36:27.

thrashing Motherwell, that is absolutely hammering. They are a

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team who have not been scoring a lot of goals? They have struggled this

:36:33.:36:36.

season and they have missed two star strikers from last season but I do

:36:37.:36:39.

like the look of Haber. I think he brings a lot to the team. They were

:36:40.:36:43.

talking about giving directives to him. It certainly worked. He scored

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two goals and run the Motherwell defence ragged. With the points

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going to Motherwell. Young Craig Whyte and is an excellent prospect

:36:56.:37:00.

so good to see him getting a game. A good win for Partick Thistle at Fir

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Park! My worry is after listening to Ian Cathro, there is no reaction

:37:09.:37:11.

today. The fans are rightly saying can he inspire the team or the

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players? If they played Peterhead midweek it will be difficult to get

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them up. But to go to Easter Road against your local rivals who are

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the cup holders, a 20,000 sell-out and you cannot get the players up,

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that is a real worry. A great weekend and a great period it has

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been for Aberdeen, Steven? Odds on they will finish second? I think

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they will, I don't think that is in doubt. Eight wins from nine. Week

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after week they are bringing on substitutes who are making an

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impact. They score a lot of eight goals but it shows you the strength

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of their squads that they can make the big substitutions and matches.

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The goal they scored today was fortuitous. Terrible defending from

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Andrew Davies. But it ricocheted off Shinny's leg and went in. They will

:38:03.:38:05.

claim it, you always do. They won the game. Today they did not play

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all that well but they won the game. Lovely stuff.

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Almost time for us to bid you good night.

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I'll tell you what's coming up first.

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Tomorrow night Jonathan Sutherland is here,

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of all the weekend's Premiership action.

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That is at six o'clock on BBC Two Scotland -

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Just one showing - for the Results Show -

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and let's face it that's probably enough.

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We're back next week at 4.10pm on BBC One Scotland.

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In 20 minutes' time you can tune in to

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Off The Ball's Saturday Supplement - with Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove.

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I'm indebted to our guests - Steven Thompson and Allan Preston.

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Introduced by David Currie.

Reports and results from around the country in the SPFL. In the Premiership, Brendan Rodger's Celtic host Martin Canning's Hamilton, Ross County are in the Granite City to face Aberdeen and Hearts travel to Glasgow to take on Partick Thistle at Firhill. Elsewhere, St Johnstone play Kilmarnock in Perth and Fir Park in Motherwell is the destination for Paul Hartley's Dundee side. In the Championship, Morton head to Tannadice to play Dundee Utd. Plus action from Friday night's Inverness versus Rangers match.


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